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Tipper stir to be intensified

Published: 18th January 2013 10:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th January 2013 10:46 AM   |  A+A-

The Tipper and Earth Movers Samiti leaders have said that they would intensify the ongoing strike, if the government fails to take up their demands at the earliest.

The strike launched last Saturday by the owners and operators of tipper lorries and earthmovers, has disrupted the construction activities in the state.

The strike was launched at a time when the construction of roads and railway lines are in progress at various parts of the state.

“The strike has affected the livelihood of around 1,000 labourers in this sector with the    functioning of the crusher, cement brick manufacturing units and quarries coming to a standstill.  The government should conduct an  expert study before introducing reforms in the mining sector,” said samiti secretary Rajan Diamond in a press release on Thursday.

With the strike entering its second phase, protest marches would be taken out to the district administration headquarters on Monday. The office-bearers of the action council would stage a hunger strike in front of the Secretariat from January 25.

The leaders urged the mini-lorry owners and operators to join them to intensify the stir.



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